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Monday, April 22, 2013

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

So normally when it comes to dinner, I always make something exciting as the main dish and the veggie for the night does not equal up... I tend to go the convenient route of just picking up whatever I can find in the bag, in the frozen aisle. I don't think think we even buy a variety of different kinds either, always the same two types (usually peas or corn) and when I do get a variety, its the "mixed vegetable" kind that features peas, corn, and carrots. It's a miracle that my son actually loves vegetables at all since we have the same boring spread nearly every night. 

Well I decided to get out of this rut! I saw a display of fresh asparagus first thing upon walking into the store, and I remembered this simple recipe from a few months back (emphasis on simple). I have posted on this one a few months back, but it is so good and easy that I decided to give it a second go-around. You already probably own the ingredients, just need to go out and buy some asparagus! 

Oven-Roasted Asparagus
         adapted from marthastewart.com

1 lb fresh asparagus, ends trimmed
about 1 tbsp olive oil
fresh ground pepper, to taste
sea salt, to taste

  Preheat oven to 425ยบ. Put asparagus in a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil and toss until coated.Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. 
 Sprinkle asparagus with desired amount of sea salt (I think I ended up using about 1/4-1/2 tsp). Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper. 

Bake about 13-14 minutes until tender, but still a pretty bright green.


  1. I love this! I've made this many times and it is delicious, the only difference is that I add a good balsamic vinegar at the end with the salt. So tasty!

    1. You know, I have never used balsamic vinegar drizzled over anything. I think I may have used it in a sauce once, but it probably got lost with the other ingredients. I will have to try that...I guess don't be surprised if you see this recipe re-posted a third time with the new change lol!